Personal Purchases

If you are buying a computer for personal use please refer to the guidelines below for recommended models. We also provide recommendations on minimum specifications for personal machines you might already own.

PC Recommendations      Apple Recommendations

Guidelines

Faculty and Staff

Please buy one of this year's recommended models in order to receive full Help Desk service. Other models and manufacturers will receive best effort service from the Help Desk as time permits.

Apple (Faculty and Staff)       DELL (FACULTY AND STAFF)

Students

We recommend some Apple and Dell models, but it is okay to buy any Apple or Dell model through the online portals below.

Apple (Students)      Dell (Students)

Recommended Models

PC (Windows)

Device Type Recommended Model(s)
 Operating System: Windows 10x64

DESKTOP

PURCHASE
OptiPlex 3070 SFF
: Processor Intel Core i-5, 16GB Ram, 256GB Solid State Drive, Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, 2GB, (DP/DP)
Learn More [select Dell]

CURRENTLY OWN
Processor  i5 (4 cores), 8GB ram, 256GB Solid State Drive- Example Optiplex 5040

LAPTOP

PURCHASE
Latitude 5410: Processor 8th Generation Intel Core I5, 16GB Ram, M.2 256GB Solid State Drive, LCD 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-Touch Screen, Camera & Microphone

Latitude 7200 2-in-1:(Tablet/Laptop Hybrid) Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core i5, 8 GB Ram, 256GB  Solid State Drive, LCD Screen 12.3" FHD Touch (1920 x 1280) Camera & Microphone

Latitude 5510: Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i5, 16GB Ram, 512G  Solid State Drive, LCD 15" FHD (1920 x1080) Non-Touch Screen, Camera & Microphone

Learn More [select Dell]

CURRENTLY OWN
Processor i5 (2 cores), 8GB ram, 256GB Solid State Drive - Example Dell Latitude 5480

Mac (Apple)

Device Type Recommended Model(s)
Operating System (Purchase): macOS Catalina (10.15)
Operating System (Currently Own): macOS High Sierra (10.13)
DESKTOP

PURCHASE
Current iMac/iMac Pro - Example: 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display - 3.0GHz 6-core Processor - 8/16GB Memory - 1TB Fusion Drive storage or 256GB SSD
Learn More

CURRENTLY OWN
2015 model year and newer
Example: 21.5-inch iMac Intel (Late 2015)- 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD

LAPTOP

PURCHASE
Current MacBook Pro - Example:  Apple MacBook Pro 13”- Core i5 (1.4 GHz or 2.0 GHz) - 8/16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD
Learn More

CURRENTLY OWN
2015 model year and newer 
Example: 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015) - 8GB RAM - 256 SSD

TABLET

Apple iPad Air: 10.5 inch 64GB, Wi-Fi model
Apple Pen Gen 1 (for use with iPad Air)

Apple iPad Pro: 11 inch 128GB, Wi-Fi model
Apple Pen Gen 2 (for use with iPad Pro)

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